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Towpath Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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6 N Main St, Fairport, NY 14450-1524
+1 585-377-0410
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Penfield, New York
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place in the summer, we typically go on a Sunday or Saturday evening. There is usually a band playing and crowded. The food is typical wraps, burgers served in a basket. But it's right on the canal and very cute.

Thank Chandra585
Fairport, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

My mom and I enjoyed a delicious lunch in the fall after taking her to a medical appointment. I kept telling my husband how great the sandwiches were so we planned a date lunch during the holidays. Imagine our disappointment when we arrived to find it closed for renovations!!! I was super bummed because I also had a B1G1 coupon... More 

Thank mathmom9
Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Neil helped us host our rehearsal dinner for our wedding. We had a large group of about 50 people. He helped us plan a nice buffet style meal. They decorated the room with our wedding colors and made our guests all feel welcomed. The food was all very delicious our guests keep talking about how great the food was. We... More 

Thank Kathy L
rochester ny
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I've been here a few times over the past couple of months with various friends and family. Each time we've been there - whether for lunch or for dinner - they have been out of something someone in the party wanted. Sometimes it was a side dish, sometimes it was part of a main dish, but they are consistently running... More 

Thank mykidsm0m
Rochester, New York
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Best outdoor dining experience right along the canal. Highly recommend the Sangrias! Food is fresh and tastes great. I would recommend reservations.

Thank hollyw123
Fairport, New York
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

It was a beautiful night for dinner outside along the Erie Canal. Seating was comfortable, service was good, and the entertainment made it a perfect night. Lots a drink choices. My husband's fish fry was crispy, flavorful, although not as generous as some, and served with a unique coleslaw (reminded us of a Waldorf salad) and the fries nicely seasoned.... More 

Thank Janet M
Canandaigua, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Stopped for a dinner salad and ordered it with a chicken topping… it was 99% lettuce with almost nothing… even the salad dressing was a tiny plastic cup with less than a teaspoon of dressing… the coffee was cold… the only goo thing I can say is the waitress was pleasant but made no attempt to compensate for the WORST... More 

Thank Michael B
Rochester, New York
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We stopped for lunch the other day as it was a delightful day to be along the canal in Fairport. The restaurant was busy, but we where in no hurry and there were several tables available. It did seen odd that we waited for sometime before a wait staff member approached us about seating., and then told us that the... More 

Thank rnapier77
Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Breakfast during the week is not very robust, but they have great options for lunch and dinner, especially during the summer outdoor seating months. Live music on summer nights and now a full liquor license! Come on down and enjoy the best Fairport has to offer.

Thank 585wayne S
Skaneateles, New York
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

My daughter and grandchildren live near there. I always enjoy lunch there with the kids. The service is friendly and prompt. The menu has something for all tastes. Being next to the Erie Canal and Drawbridge adds extra flavor to lunch as well as the trains crossing nearby. I had a Bacon Cheeseburger that was to die for. If it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 N Main St, Fairport, NY 14450-1524
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Fairport
  • Phone Number: +1 585-377-0410

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?